HEATHER Johnson was the top local driver in Accrington Motorsport Club's inaugural Autosolos competition.
The event was held just off Junction 4 on the M65 - at the Blackburn with Darwen services.
AutoSolos are popular in America and this was the first one held in Lancashire and got a field of 22 drivers.
Points were awarded as drivers manoeuvred past cones and markers in a slalom-like race - going forwards only.
Heather, who helped organise the event with her father Steve, was in a Rover Metro and took a smooth driving approach to finish sixth in class.
The overall event was won by teenager Steve Brown from Rochdale in a Micra 1000. It was the same car he co-drove when he won the F1000 Championships in 2006.
Although Autosolos are competitive, this was organised in order to get young drivers and motorsport enthusiasts to improve their driving skills with points based on accuracy and smoothness rather than speed.
On the success of this one, Accrington MSC will run two more Autosolo events next year on 1 July and 2 December and they are hoping these competitions will really take off.
Anyone interested in more details and contacts see www.anwcc.org .